Crime

DNA Solves 2012 Murder, Suspect in Custody

This video is no longer available. DOWNTOWN JACKSON -- A Madison County man is in custody and charged with felony murder and attempted armed robbery after DNA evidence links him to a homicide 17 months after the shooting death of…

Another Man Indicted for Kidnapping, Murder of Holly Bobo

This video is no longer available. DECATURVILLE, Tenn. -- The TBI said Jason Wayne Autry, 39, has been indicted in the murder and kidnapping of nursing student Holly Bobo. Autry, of Holladay, has been charged with one count of Especially…

Man Indicted for First-Degree Murder in Roommate's Beating Death

This video is no longer available. DOWNTOWN JACKSON -- Jackson police investigators presented a case to the Madison County grand jury concerning the beating death of John Wesley Williams, 53, and Clarence Edward Johnson, 59, was indicted for first-degree murder.…

Man Indicted in Uncle's 2013 Murder

This video is no longer available. DOWNTOWN JACKSON -- Travis Brint, 37, of Jackson, was indicted on Monday for the 2013 murder of his uncle, Lofel Bonds, 71. The Madison County grand jury returned indictments charging Brint with second-degree murder…

Man convicted in comic's murder has parole hearing

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The man sentenced to 198 years in prison for the 1973 killing of country comic David "Stringbean" Akeman and his wife, Estelle, asked on Wednesday to be paroled. The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/QypVOY) reports John A. Brown told…

Couple Accused of Plotting Murder Waives Preliminary Hearing

This video is no longer available. BUCHANAN, Tenn. -- The Buchanan couple accused of plotting to kill her ex-boyfriend was not in court as expected on Tuesday. According to investigators, Guy and Joyce Biggs agreed to have their preliminary hearing…

Dad Behind Bars for Arson-Murder Conspiracy

McNAIRY COUNTY, Tenn. - A father was arrested on Monday accused of trying to brainwash his son into murdering his mother. Deputies said Guy Potter, Jr. is behind bars for aggravated arson and attempted murder of his ex-wife. Investigators said…

Man Sentenced for Charges Connected to Double Murder

This video is no longer available. DOWNTOWN JACKSON -- A man convicted of two charges in connection with a 2013 double murder was sentenced on Monday afternoon. Travontay Berry was sentenced after being found guilty on Feb. 19. For the…

Man charged with murder in college student's death

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - Murder charges have been filed against a central New Jersey man accused in the fatal beating of a college student from Tennessee. Middlesex County prosecutors say 38-year-old Timothy Puskas of New Brunswick was notified of…

Police: 2 dead in apparent murder-suicide

CHURCH HILL, Tenn. (AP) - Police say an East Tennessee man fatally shot his girlfriend and then turned the gun on himself. The Kingsport Times-News (http://bit.ly/1fTVRb7) reports that Hawkins County Sheriff Ronnie Lawson says 21-year-old Sierra Nichole Smith died Tuesday…

Suspect in Alleged Holly Bobo Murder Pleads Not Guilty

This video is no longer available. DECATUR COUNTY -- The man who has been at the middle of the disappearance of nursing student Holly Bobo pleaded not guilty Tuesday afternoon during his arrangement. The T.B.I said their investigation is far…

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